NFC on the iPhone? Not exactly new news, but this time around, it might actually be true. Emphasis, though, on might.
9to5Mac got to chat with well-connected developer at the recently concluded Macworld expo, and got some juicy tidbits about NFC and the upcoming iPhone. According to the said dev, Apple iOS engineers are reportedly “heavy into NFC” so much so that he was willing enough to taking his chances in developing an NFC reading app for the iOS platform even if it’s not confirmed yet.
But how ‘bout us, you ask? What’s our take on NFC coming to the iPhone?
Personally, I do think NFC will eventually arrive on the iPhone and other iOS devices. It’s what you may call the next uncharted frontier in the wireless universe.
That said, I also do think the timing isn’t right yet. Or is it?
So why shouldn’t Apple?
It’s because there aren’t that many available NFC services to take advantage of, that’s why.
True, Apple’s a risk taker who’s willing to bet on new technology. Going the Thunderbolt route is one clear example of this. The support wasn’t there yet, but they we’re willing to invest in it.
But that’s with the MacBook Pro/MacBook Air line-up. This is the iPhone we’re talking about right now, and based on track record, they’ve taken a more conservative approach with the iPhone.
Anyway, this is just my humble two cents on the whole iPhone-NFC scenario. I could be wrong, for all we know.
How ‘bout you guys? A penny for your thoughts?
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